Opinion: Captive insurance models foster high-value care March 16, 2016By Eric W. DethlefsCaptives can serve as focal points for the captive owners’ collective efforts to promote safer healthcare environments and improved patient outcomes. Study: Biosimilars may result in minimal savings September 17, 2015By Tracey WalkerA recent study projects that U.S. employers may see minimal savings to overall healthcare costs resulting from the introduction of biosimilars to the U.S. market. Four big post-ACA challenges for payers September 16, 2015By Craig KastenWhile Affordable Care Act has created huge opportunities for payers, most of those opportunities cannot be leveraged to their full advantage using 20th century strategies. Landmark study: Intensive blood pressure management may save lives September 14, 2015By Tracey WalkerAn NIH-sponsored trial enrolled more than 9,300 participants ages 50 and older with high blood pressure. View the results. New regs target healthcare for transgender patients September 13, 2015By Tracey WalkerThe Obama administration has proposed new regulations to include gender identity under the umbrella banning sex discrimination in healthcare. Find out what this means for health plans. Consumers use alternative health coverage sources September 02, 2015By Tracey WalkerAmericans are spending more time evaluating their insurance options, and more Americans are considering different sources. High cost of new PCSK9 inhibitors could plague payers September 02, 2015By Tracey WalkerThe high cost of these medications could overwhelm patients and plans, according to one expert. Innovative thinking to control healthcare-associated infections September 01, 2015By Drew BoydDecades of research shows that brainstorming doesn’t work when attempting to solve difficult problems. Here's what healthcare leaders should do instead. Hospitals get big payoff from higher physician engagementTexas Children's Hospital has worked hard to increase physician engagement, and the payoff has been huge. How expanded data access will affect health plans July 27, 2015By Karen AppoldThe Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will expand the availability of Medicare data. Here's how that could impact the industry.